Celtic 4
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)


4 - 0

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Celtic Park, Glasgow. Att. 58,432
3:00 PM Kick-off

Georgios Giakoumakis (11, 18, 61)
Daizen Maeda (26)

Team Managers
Ange Postecoglou Malky Mackay

Starting Eleven
15 Joe Hart
3 Greg Taylor
4 Carl Starfelt
20 Cameron Carter-Vickers
88 Josip Juranovic
18 Tomas Rogic
41 Reo Hatate
42 Callum McGregor
7 Georgios Giakoumakis
17 Jota
38 Daizen Maeda
Ross Laidlaw .1
Alex Iacovitti .16
Jack Baldwin .5
Kayne Ramsay .19
Connor Randall .2
Harry Paton .6
Regan Charles-Cook .17
Jordan Tillson .22
Joseph Hungbo .23
Ross Callachan .8
Jordan White .26

6 Nir Bitton
11 Liel Abada
14 David Turnbull
16 James McCarthy
19 Michael Johnston
21 Yosuke Ideguchi
29 Scott Bain
33 Matt O'Riley
56 Anthony Ralston
Ross Munro .21
Declan Drysdale .20
Jake Vokins .3
Keith Watson .15
Blair Spittal .7
Ben Paton .24
Jack Burroughs .18
David Cancola .4
Dominic Samuel .10

Matt O'Riley for Tomas Rogic (33)
Liel Abada for Josip Juranovic (62)
Anthony Ralston for Jota (62)
David Turnbull for Reo Hatate (74)
Nir Bitton for Callum McGregor (74)
Keith Watson for Joseph Hungbo (32)
Blair Spittal for Harry Paton (54)
Jack Burroughs for Jordan White (54)
David Cancola for Jordan Tillson (75)
Ben Paton for Regan Charles-Cook (75)

None. Jack Baldwin (90)

Red Cards
None. Kayne Ramsay (28)

Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Ross County were defeated 4-0 in a difficult afternoon at Celtic Park in the cinch Premiership this afternoon.

A hattrick from Giorgos Giakoumakis and a goal from Daizen Maeda completed the scoring for the hosts as they breezed past 10-man Ross County.

After just 11 minutes, Celtic took the lead. Jota picked the ball up on the left-hand side following a cleared Celtic corner and the winger used some neat footwork to beat Kayne Ramsay and clip the ball to the back post. In-form Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis then met Jota’s fine cross at the back post, nodding the ball beyond the scampering Ross Laidlaw from close range.

6 minutes later, Celtic doubled their advantage when Giakoumakis headed home his second of the match. The striker was picked out by Jota in the centre of the box, but his initial header was cleared off the line by the recovering Connor Randall. Yet Randall’s goal-saving efforts were made redundant as Giakoumakis made no mistake with his second attempt, heading the ball into the opposite corner to beat both Randall and Laidlaw on the line.

Daizen Maeda and Calum McGregor each had an attempt on goal saved by the County goalkeeper before the Japanese forward eventually made it 3-0 in the 27th minute. Jota’s corner arrived on the head of Cameron Carter-Vickers and the American international was able to redirect the ball into the path of Daizen Maeda on the corner of the six-yard box. Maeda stuck out a toe to poke the ball past the helpless Ross Laidlaw to grab his 6th goal in Green and White.

At 3-0 down County were already having a difficult afternoon at Celtic Park, but right back Kayne Ramsay soon compounded the Staggies’ first half misery when he was sent off just 1 minute after conceding a third goal. The Southampton-loanee was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Tom Rogic, forcing his side to complete the remainder of the match with 10 men.

On the hour mark, Giakoumakis clinched his hattrick and made it 4-0 to Ange Postecoglou’s side. Referee Don Robertson pointed to the spot after he adjudged that Alex Iacovitti had handled the ball inside the area whilst contesting a header. To match the theme of the Greek striker’s recent overall performances, he calmy and confidently dispatched the resulting penalty, waiting for Laidlaw to move before rolling the ball into the opposite corner.

County started today in 6th position, but this afternoon’s unfortunate result has sunk them to 8th in the table. Despite this, a top half is still very much in the Staggies hands as just 2 points separate the 7 clubs between 4th and 10th position in the table.

*Match report courtesy of Ross County Football Club*.

Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 2022)

2021/22 All Time
Ross Laidlaw (GK)29 17 - 79 -
Kayne Ramsay21 9191
Jack Baldwin28 252252
Alex Iacovitti24 273697
Connor Randall26 26 - 43 -
Joseph Hungbo22 266266
Jordan Tillson29 28 - 72 -
Regan Charles-Cook25 30136215
Harry Paton23 28 - 984
Ross Callachan28 324324
Jordan White30 345479
Keith Watson (sub)32 21 - 1033
David Cancola (sub)25 131131
Blair Spittal (sub)26 3066511
Jack Burroughs (sub)20 17 - 17 -
Ben Paton (sub)21 8 - 8 -

League Table (as at March 19th, 2022)

No league table has been added for this season.